New Items for June 2020

Scroll down to see more than 40 new additions to our stock for June – or view our entire catalogue.

Included are items from the Straits Chinese communities, India, Indo-Portuguese Goa, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Burma (Myanmar), Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, the Parsi community, Tibet, New Guinea, Ottoman Greece, Morocco, Algeria, Yemen, Central Asia, Iran (Persia), Syria, Congo and South Africa.

All items are for sale.

Click on the links below to see more details and images of each piece ( scroll down each page to see all the images.) Most entries include video footage to show the relative size of each object too.

HIGH RESOLUTION versions of all images on this website can be accessed by double-clicking each image.

Also, listen to an Asia House podcast recorded last week – Michael Backman & Juan de Lara of Asia House in conversation about Michael’s forthcoming & past books on the Malay World.

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6460

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Malay Carved Wooden Garuda Head for Circumcision Ceremony

Malay people, southern Thailand or northern Malaysia
19th century

height: 41cm, width: 14.3cm, weight: 2176g

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UK art market

6028

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Matched Pair of Fine, Silver-Clad Long Burmese Swords (Dha)

Burma, probably Shan States
19th century

length: 89cm and 94.2cm, combined weight: 1,597g

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UK art market

6442

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North Indian or Mughal Silver & Enamel Chess Set

Northern India
19th century

2.2cm-4cm

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private collection, UK

6401

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Fine, North Indian Double-Sided Polychrome Wooden Comb

Northern India
late 19th-early 20th century

width:10.8cm, height: 6.2cm, weight: 34g

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UK art market

6479

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Large Yemeni Bridal Gilded Silver & Coral Necklace (Lazim)

Bedouin People, Khawlan Sanaa Region, Yemen
early 20th century

total length: 67cm, circumference: 39.3cm, weight: 575g

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European art market

6485

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Pair of Large, Straits Chinese Couched Butterfly Wedding-Bed Ornaments

Straits Chinese Communities: Penang, Malacca or Singapore
circa 1900

width (each): 17cm, length: 11.4cm, combined weight: 52g

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UK art market

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Yemeni Silver-clad Dagger (‘Asib)

Yemen
late 19th century

length: 35cm, width: 23cm, eright: 658g

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UK art market

6077

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Malay Quail Trap (Jebak Puyuh)

Malay People, Malaysia or Southern Thailand
mid-20th century

width: 25.2cm, height: 25cm, depth: 20.5cm

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UK art market

6422

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Yemeni Man’s Goat Leather & Silver Belt

Bedouin People, Shihr, Yemen
20th century

length: 168cm, weight: 572g

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UK art market

5383

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Parsi (Parsee) Red Sari Embroidered Border (Kor Ni Sari)

Parsi (Parsee) community of Bombay, India.
early 20th century

length: approximately 518cm, width: 115cm

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Provenance

from the family collection of a Parsi family based in northern England but originally from Bombay, India.

6490

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Fang Gilded Bronze Torque

Fang People, Gabon/Cameroon
circa 19th century

diameter: at widest point: 19cm, thickness: 3.8cm, weight: 2,217g

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Provenance

private collection, London.

6378

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Three Large Indian Anklets

Maharashtra, India
early 20th century

width: 11.5cm, height: 6.5cm, weight: 401g; width: 10cm, height: 6.8cm, weight: 440g; width: 9.5cm, height: 5cm, weight: 328g

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UK art market

6248

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Fine Naga Warrior’s Brass Neck Torque

Naga People, Eastern India/Western Burma
18th-19th century

width: 17cm, height: 15.1cm, weight: 203g

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Provenance

private collection, London.

6464

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Moroccan Talismanic Silver Hand Pendant (Khamsa)

Azemmour (near Casablanca), Morocco
early 20th century

height: 14.1cm, width: 8.6cm, weight: 89g

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Provenance

European art market

6339

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Pair of Indo-Portuguese Silver Church Lanterns

Goa, India
19th century

height: 20cm, width: 13.8cm, weight: 972g

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UK art market

6453

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Tibetan Parcel-Gilt Silver ‘Saddle’ Ring set with Turquoise (Tagam or Ga Tshi-ko)

Central & Eastern Tibet
19th-20th century

weight: 13g, US ring size: 7-8, UK ring size: P-Q

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UK art market

6420

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Mughal Engraved, Cast Brass Ewer

Northern India
18th century

height: 27.1cm, width: 26.1cm, depth: 11.6cm, weight: 1970g

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UK art market

6361

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Yemeni Silver Rattle Anklet (Halhal)

Central Highlands, Yemen
19th-20th century

internal diameter: 6.7cm, external length at widest point: 11.4cm, weight: 198g

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UK art market

6463

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Ottoman-style Greek Gilded, Embossed Silver Buckle

Ottoman Greece
19th century

length: 23cm, width: 8.1cm, weight: 130g

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UK art market

4236

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Early New Guinea Wooden & Bone Mace or Club

Papua New Guinea, probably Sepik region
19th century and possibly earlier

length: 64.2cm, diameter of head: 9cm, weight: 190g

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UK art market

5891

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Large, Silver-Inlaid Winged Brass Betel Box (Lutuan)

Mindanao, Philippines
late 19th-20th century

length: 40.6cm, height: 17.1cm, depth: 13.2cm, weight: more than 5000g

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UK art market

4837

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Tekke Fire-Gilded Gilt Silver Cuff Bracelet

Tekke people, Central Asia, including Afghanistan
19th-20th century

external width across: 7.2cm, internal width across: 5.7cm, height: 4.3cm, weight: 164g

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UK art market

6471

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Algerian Silver Earrings

Aures Mountains, Southern Algeria
19th-20th century

length: 14.8cm, width: 7.5cm, combined weight: 74g

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European art market

5978

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Hindu Pilgrim’s Jagannatha Painting

Puri, Orissa, India
circa 1900, and possibly earlier

width: 46.3cm, height: 39.2cm

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UK art market

6470

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Berber Pair of Silver Ear Ornaments (Kharb) & Matched Head Ornament

Marrakech & the High Atlas, Morocco
early 20th century

width (each): 7.7cm, length of chain: 52.7cm, weight: 144g

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European art market

6484

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Unusually Large ‘Double’ Brass Islamic Inscribed Medicine or Magic Bowl

Middle East, probably Syria
19th century

diameter: 20.6cm, height: 5.8cm, weight: 853g

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6467

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Persian Engraved Brass Combined Qibla Compass & Sundial

Persia (Iran)
late 19th century

diameter: 10.2cm, height: 2cm, weight: 311g

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European art market

5378

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Parsi (Parsee) Pantaloons (Ijar)

Parsi (Parsee) community of Bombay, India.
early 20th century

width: 55cm, length: 70cm

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Provenance

from the family collection of a Parsi family based in northern England but originally from Bombay, India.

5694

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Paiwan Carved Wooden Box

Paiwan People, Taiwan, China
19th-early 20th century

width: 7.2cm, length: 4.7, depth: 2.8cm, weight: 45g

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UK art market

6474

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Moroccan Pair of Silver Fibulae (Tisernas)

Berber People, Draa Valley, Morocco
19th-20th century

length (each): 14.2cm, combined weight: 164g

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European art market

5722

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Zulu Wooden Ear Plugs with Bakelite Tile Decoration

Zulu People, South Africa
circa 1940

diameter (each): 6.5cm, combined weight: 61g

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private collection, UK.

6088

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Thirteen Indian Brass Jewellery Moulds

Northern India
circa 19th century

combined weight: 612g

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6300

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Inscribed, Chiselled Steel Punch Dagger or Katar with European Blade

Sri Lanka or South India
16th-17th century

length: 63.1cm, width: 9cm, weight: 617g

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Provenance

from the collection of Sir Christopher Ondaatje, UK.

5067

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Kashmiri Painted & Lacquered Wooden Koran Stand

Kashmir, Northern India
circa 1870

width: 19cm, length: 43.5cm, weight: 716g

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UK art market

5382

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Parsi (Parsee) Blue Sari with Embroidered Border (Kor Ni Sari)

Parsi (Parsee) community of Bombay, India
early 20th century

length: approximately 449cm, width: 112cm

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from the family collection of a Parsi family based in northern England but originally from Bombay, India.

6394

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Fuzhou-style Gilded & Lacquered Carved Wooden Offering Stand (Chanab)

probably made in China for Southeast Asian Chinese communities
circa 1900

height: 32.8cm, width: 25cm, weight: 2,781g

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UK art market

6466

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Moroccan Wedding Headdress or Diadem (Taounza) with Dowry Marks

Central Anti-Atlas, Morocco
19th-early 20th century

length: 64cm, weight: 165g

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European art market

6472

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Jewish Moroccan Headdress or Diadem (Taounza or Mechhob)

Western Anti-Atlas, Morocco
19th-early 20th century

length: 63cm, weight: 92g

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European art market

6392

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Kingdom of Kandy Brass Plaque Emblem

Kandy, Sri Lanka
Kandyan Period, 18th-19th century

width: 15.5cm, height: 11.4cm, weight: 38g

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Provenance

from the collection of Sir Christopher Ondaatje, UK.

6465

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Berber Haratin Long Silver Temporal or Head Ornament (Aiacha)

Berber Haratin People, Zguid Oasis, Morocco
early 20th century

length: 21cm, width: 7.5cm, weight: 153g

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European art market

Fine, Selected Items still Available from Past Catalogues

6428

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Rare Moroccan Gold, Enamel, Coral & Baroque Pearl Necklace with a Single, Massive Emerald

Tetouan, Morocco
17th or early 18th century

approximate circumference: 54cm, weight: 119g

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UK art market

5424

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Nalanda Cast Bronze Buddha

Nalanda, North-east India
11th-12h century

height: 10.6cm, width: 7.8cm

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Provenance

acquired by the previous owner in London in March 1991.

2182

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Sepik Lime Container in the form of a Rooster on a Crocodile

Iatmul People, Middle Sepik River Region, Papua New Guinea
early 20th century

length: 68cm

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Provenance

Francis de Sales McHugh Collection, and thence by descent, collected by de Sales McHugh in the early 20th century.

5840

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Mongolian Polychrome Dancing Citipati Group

Mongolia
19th century

height: 60cm, width: 53cm

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Private collection, England.

3285

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Tibetan Gold & Turquoise Official’s Pendant (Sochi)

Lhasa, Tibet
19th century

length: 11.2cm, weight: 11g

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private collection, London.

5611

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Louis XV Snuff Box of Japanese Lacquer & French Ormolu Mounts

Japan & France
circa 1740

length: 7.2cm, depth: 4.7cm, height: 2.8cm, weight: 31.6g

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UK art market

5563

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Burmese Pierced & Chased Silver Betel Box & Stand

Burma
circa 1870

height: 24.5cm, diameter: 24.5cm, weight: 884g

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UK art market